In a fresh report on Monday, Italy revealed that the weeks of lockdown nationwide may slow down the spread of the coronavirus, although the death toll of the country continues to grow. Italy’s civil protection service showed that the rate of new COVID-19 infections hitting a new low of just 4.1 percent.
The latest report has also shown evidence that the rate of illness related to the virus at its epicentre in the northern Lombardy region around Milan has remarkably decreased. The number of recovered people in the country has recorded a new height.
The ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease first reported in Italy on 31 January 2020. Since that time, the number of infections rapidly spread, taking the number crossing 100,000 within just one month.
Civil protection service chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters, “We saw 1,590 people recover in the past 24 hours.”
“This is the highest number of recoveries recorded since the start of the pandemic.”
The country of 60 million people recorded an exceptional world-topping death by 812 in 24 hours. On Monday, the death toll crossed 11,591. According to Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri, the latest data showed that Italy was on course to start seeing “a drop in the number of people infected within seven to 10 days”.
However, the number of illness is still on a rise and the number of daily deaths is till high. The figure had been growing constantly for over a month. But, the drop in number Lombardy currently testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday (25,006) from that of Sunday (25,392) gave some hope to the country.
The nation has been under a complete lockdown from the last three weeks. All the roads and streets of Italy are completely empty and most forms of business have been completely paralyzed. The officials may extend the social distancing further.